A perfect Autumn day in Sydney and the races at the Royal Randwick Racecourse is as good as a Saturday gets in this city.
Here is a roundup of some of the folk and fashions spotted on the day.
No outfit is too outrageous and indeed it's encouraged. It's all good fun and the excitement is palpable as a race reaches it's climax.
There are thrilled shouts as a backed winner romps home and any tears of disappointment at a lost wager are soon forgotten once you hit the Champagne Bar in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth 11 Grandstand.
And when it's time to leave so many of Sydney's inner city pubs and clubs now ensure the party continues (take a taxi !).
We even spotted a chap (right) wearing the latest in Rayban sunglasses - well that's what our pal said.